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April 2020 Calendar
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In our April 2020 Calendar, you will find 30 days. Additionally, you will find all major holidays already labelled for you, including Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, and Tax Day. While there are some years where Easter does not fall in the month of April, it does in the year 2020 (but more on that later)!
Moon Phases for April 2020
During every month, except for the shorter month of February, you are able to view every phase of the moon on different dates. In April 2020, those dates and their corresponding moon phases are as follows:
- First Quarter Moon – Wednesday April 1 (April 1 is also known as April Fool’s Day, where Americans play pranks or funny jokes on one another)
- Full Moon (also known as the “Pink Moon” in April) – Tuesday, April 7
- Last Quarter Moon – Tuesday, April 14
- New Moon – Wednesday, April 22
- First Quarter Moon- Thursday, April 30
The Month of April in the United States
As you may know, in the United States we follow the modern twelve month calendar. This is called the “Gregorian Calendar“. Much of the world uses this calendar today. In this version of the calendar, April always has 30 days and is the fourth month, however it was not always this way. In fact, in an earlier version, called the “Roman calendar“, April was the second month.
The month of April gets its name from the Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Aphrodite is known to be the goddess of love and creation. This makes sense as April is the second month of spring, a season known for new life. In addition to being named for the greek goddess of love, some believe that April gets its name from the Latin word “aperit”. “Aperit” means “to open.” This also fits with the theme of April bringing new life, specifically the flowers that bloom or “open” during this month.
Easter Sunday in the United States
In America, Easter is a big holiday for those of the Christian faith. According to the bible, this is the day that Jesus was reborn, or rose from the grave after being crucified. For Christians, Easter is a joyous celebration of rebirth and renewing faith that everything is possible. Easter Sunday is an important day to attend church, full of high-spirited music and prayer. Oftentimes, Christians will leave church and gather with family afterwards for a big meal. In a more “Americanized” tradition, children may go on “easter egg” hunts or receive candy from the Easter Bunny.
Similar to Santa Claus on Christmas, many family encourage children to believe that the Easter Bunny comes and delivers candy to children the night prior to Easter. It is customary on Easter Sunday for children to wake up to baskets full of candy and colorful eggs. They might also be led into an open field or throughout their house to search for colorful plastic eggs full of candy.
In April 2020, Easter Sunday falls on Sunday, April 12. You will find this labelled in the April Calendar that you are able to download by clicking below.
Easter Monday in the United States
The day after Easter, Easter Monday, will be observed on Monday, April 13 in 2020. It is a non-working day observed by some companies, especially federal employees. Because Easter Sunday is a day full of huge celebration, some believe it should be continued into the following day. Easter Monday is always included in our April Calendar that can be downloaded below.
While the majority of businesses will remain open on Easter Monday, certain traditions are held in certain parts of the United States, including the White House. Starting with the first lady in 2007, the tradition of the “White House Egg Roll” began. This is when eggs are rolled down a large hill, with food and music accompanying the celebration.
Also on Easter Monday at the White House, each and every state, and the District of Columbia, submit an egg decorated by an artist to present to the President. This tradition began in 1994 and is organized by the American Egg Board.
Tax Day in the United States
Every April 15 in the United States is designated as “Tax Day” for the year prior. In April 2020, Tax Day will fall on Wednesday, April 15. In the case that Tax Day should fall on a Saturday or Sunday (a non-working day), then it will be observed on the following business day. Tax Day is included in our April Calendar that can be downloaded below.
While Tax Day in the United States is not a federal holiday, it is a day that requires a lot of preparation, especially for accountants. Pay stubs, working history forms, receipts, and more must be collected for the prior year and filed by this date.
Although income tax was first enacted in America in 1861, it wasn’t until 1913 that “Tax Day” became an official, national deadline for filing taxes. This is because 1913 was the year that income tax as Americans know it today was established in the Constitution. For these first three years, Tax Day was set on March 1, however it changed to March 15. Years later, in 1955 it was finally moved to April 15, when we still observe it to this day.